Swords of the Covenanters: Robert Traill at the Execution of Montrose #History #Scotland
Two swords that belonged to the minister Robert Traill are held in Greyfriars Church in Edinburgh.
“[Montrose] went up the Ladder in his red scarlet casoke, in a verie stately maner, & never spake a word but when the executioner was putting the cord about his necke, he looked doune to the people on the scaffold, & asked, how long should I hang here? When my Colleague & I saw him casten over the ladder, we returned to the Commission…”.
The museum at Greyfriars is at the back of the kirk below the organ.